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June 2020

AIHC Monthly Newsletter

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In This Newsletter

 

Career Center & Job Postings

COVID-19 Latest Novel Coronavirus Reports

New COVID-19 FAQs 

Cybersecurity Top Exploited Vulnerabilities

OIG Develops New Toolkits for Opioid Risk of Overdose

Healthcare Crime Doesn’t Pay 

Fall Training Camps are open for registration!

 

 

 

 

Career Center & Job Postings

 

Visit the Career Center for health care administrators and executives.  During this challenging time, many are searching for new opportunities and our Career Center may be useful!  You’ll find interview tips, the ability to review open positions by job category and location as well as information to contact us about posting a job from your organization! AIHC Member organizations can post jobs for free.  Non-members pay only $25 per post. 

 

Job Listing Categories:
  • Auditing & Quality Analysts

  • Regulatory Directors/Compliance Officers

  • IT Security & Health Information Management (HIM)

  • Medical Coding 

 

Click Here for more information  

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COVID-19 Latest Novel Coronavirus Reports

 

Evidence of Early Jan-Feb, 2-2- COVID-19 Spread in the United States – new report published on May 29, 2020 by the CDC.  Click Here for the report.

Click Here for the Morbidity & Mortality (MMWR) Weekly Reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

 

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New COVID-19 FAQs 

 

CMS released additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on recent COVID-19-related waivers to help providers, including physicians, hospitals, and rural health clinics addressing questions on topics such as:

  • Outpatient therapy
  • Telehealth and appropriate coding
  • Federally qualified health centers

 

Click Here to download the May 27, 2020 PDF.

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Cybersecurity Top Exploited Vulnerabilities

 

U.S. Government reporting has identified the top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities by state, nonstate, and unattributed cyber actors from 2016 to 2019. This alert provides details on vulnerabilities routinely exploited by foreign cyber actors—primarily Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)[1]—to help organizations reduce the risk of these foreign threats. Click Here for the full Alert “Top 10 Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities”.

 

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OIG Develops New Toolkits for Opioid Risk of Overdose

 

OIG has developed two toolkits that provide detailed steps for using prescription drug claims data to analyze patients' opioid levels to identify certain patients at risk of opioid misuse or overdose.  There are two toolkits. For the SAS code, use this toolkit (released in 2018). For the R or SQL code, use this toolkit (released in 2020). The toolkits start with the same two chapters: (1) Analysis of Prescription Drug Claims Data; and (2) Explanation of the Programming Code to Conduct the Analysis. The remaining chapters contain the programming code:

 

May 2020 Toolkit for Calculating Opioid Levels and Identifying Patients At Risk of Misuse or Overdose

 

Previous Toolkit published by OIG: Using Data Analysis To Calculate Opioid Levels and Identify Patients At Risk of Misuse or Overdose 

 

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Healthcare Crime Doesn’t Pay 

 

Las Vegas Couple Indicted in $13 Million Fraud Scheme case was released May 27, 2020 by the Department of Justice. “This case represents one of the most brazen and egregious cases of home health Medicaid fraud ever seen in this district,” commented U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr.  “The indictment alleges a $13 million fraud that funded a gluttonous, social media-marketed lifestyle - one filled with private jets, penthouses and luxury resorts.  Most reprehensible is the fact that this crime is alleged to have been carried out on the backs of our most vulnerable:  the poor, the deceased, the elderly, and the disabled. Even in the face of a global pandemic, this office will continue its work to ensure that defendants like these will be held to fully account for their actions.”  Click Here to read more.

PA Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison and Over $3 Million in Restitution case was released May 22, 2020. This scheme involved Liberation Way, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization in Pennsylvania. The investigation exposed an array of health care fraud schemes including an over-billing scheme, an elaborate kick-back and fraudulently purchasing premium insurance policies for prospective patients on their behalf, which then allowed Liberation Way to bill insurance companies for expensive “treatment” purportedly provided to these patients. Liberation Way represented that the patients were buying and paying for these policies when in reality Liberation Way was paying the premiums, which is illegal. Click Here to read more.

 

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Fall Training Camps are open for registration!

 

  • HIPAA Compliance Sept 2-3, 2020 in Las Vegas

  • Medicare Cost Reporting Sept 23-24, 2020 in Nashville

  • Corporate Compliance Nov 11-12,2020 in Tampa

 

Click Here for more information and download our Social Distancing guidelines.

 

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Are You an AIHC Member?

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We understand the stress that life and work can bring, so we offer a variety of options for you to earn CEUs towards your next credential renewal.

How to Earn CEUs

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  • Login to the AIHC website and hover over "Members" in the blue menu toolbar across the top of the website.
  • Choose "FREE CEU Professional Articles" from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • Follow the "5 Easy Steps" at the top of this page, then scroll down to select items.

AIHC Allows You to Use the Same CEUs (If Applicable) to Renew Multiple Credentials Within That Year

  • Example: You are certified as a CHA and OHCC with AIHC.  Both of these credentials require you to earn Ethics CEUs.  You have earned 2 Ethics CEUs.  These 2 CEUs may be applied to BOTH of your CHA and OHCC renewals.
  • You may repeat continuing education units once every 24 months or every other year.

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To Code -or- Not to Code!
2020 Diagnosis Coding Course 

Key to Diabetes ICD-10-CM 2020  

​Clinical Documentation Improvement

Chiropractic Coding, Self-Review Course

Hospital Inpatient CEU Course

Physician Office Coding Course

Psychiatric Coding & Documentation Compliance

 

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LIVE TRAINING EVENTS

 

HIPAA Privacy & Security Training Camp

  • September 2-3, 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada
  • This training camp is designed for individuals with five (5) or more years of experience working with HIPAA compliance or healthcare compliance, preferably as a HIPAA Compliance Officer or healthcare compliance professional.
  • Includes the option to certify as a Certified HIPAA Compliance OfficerSM (CHCO).

OR  

AIHC Members: Log in & register through the Member Store


 

Medicare Cost Report Training Camp

  • September 23-24, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee
  • This training camp is recommended for Chief Financial Officers, accounting staff, revenue cycle professionals, reimbursement professionals, and employees tasked with gathering information for Medicare cost reports at a healthcare organization.
  • Includes the option to certify as a Certified Cost Report Specialist (CCRSSM).

OR  

AIHC Members: Log in & register through the Member Store


 

Corporate Compliance Training Camp

  • November 11-12, 2020 in Tampa, Florida
  • This program is recommended for healthcare professionals with medical compliance office experience or who are in need of additional healthcare compliance training.
  • Includes the option to certify as an Officer of Healthcare Compliance (OHCCSM).

OR  

AIHC Members: Log in & register through the Member Store

 


Online Training

Annual Staff and New Hire HIPAA Training

This short training program is designed for both new hires and healthcare professionals who are required to complete yearly HIPAA training.

 OR